Sony has demonstrated a new, larger prototype of electronic paper, known as e-Paper. The product which is still a prototype is flexible and very, very thin. Sony hopes to replace traditional paper with this someday.
Sony has demonstrated e-Paper (electronic paper) prototypes before and LG has recently announced that they will start mass production of the e-Paper panels. Here’s Sony's latest e-paper prototype.
Sony's e-Paper prototype has been exhibited on a technical presentation, and the product is larger than previous e-Paper prototypes. The screen is even extremely flexible and can bend without taking damage, since it has been created on a plastic substrate. At the moment it’s black/white but there are color e-Paper panels in production as well.
The manufacturers imagine that the e-Paper cab be used in a range of new product categories such as e-Reader. e-Paper is already used in the Amazon Kindle e-book readers. Sony has not yet revealed plans to mass produce this e-Paper prototype.